Frederic B. Powers III ’83, P’14
Greenwich, Connecticut 

Charles Cahn III P’18, ’22

Suffield, Connecticut

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  • » About Headmaster Cahn

    Charlie Cahn has been Suffield Academy’s headmaster since 2004. A widely admired, engaging, talented leader, Charlie has been instrumental in securing Suffield's strong position in the independent school world. During his tenure the school has seen record levels of applicants and unprecedented fundraising success. The recently completed campus master plan was funded entirely by gifts to Suffield. What most strikes people about Charlie, however, is his genuine and deep enthusiasm for Suffield and its students, faculty, and staff. Prior to being appointed headmaster Charlie served in several capacities at Suffield including English teacher, varsity lacrosse coach, dorm parent, director of admissions, dean of faculty, and associate headmaster.

    A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Charlie is a graduate of Gilman School. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and his graduate studies at Wesleyan University. He is or has previously been a member of the Board of Trustees of Eaglebrook School, Renbrook School, Rumsey Hall School, the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, Hartford Youth Scholars, and the WALKS Foundation. He also serves on the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Independent Schools. Charlie’s wife, Hillary Rockwell Cahn ’88, is the school’s creative director and photographer, and she coaches Suffield’s Alpine ski team. They live on the Suffield Academy campus and have two children, Peyton ’18 and Harrison ’22.


Susan W. Autuori P’06, ’08, ’10, ’13
West Hartford, Connecticut

Nancy A. Brooks ’87
Boston, Massachusetts

Cindy Burke P’13, ’15, ’17, ’19
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Jared Carillo ’00
Glastonbury, Connecticut

Andrew C. Chase
Deerfield, Massachusetts

Kate Cleary ’88
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Judge George B. Daniels ’71
New York, New York

Ann Durhager P’17, ’18  
Paget, Bermuda

Matthew Fine ’95 
Riverside, Connecticut

Michael Gingold, P’16, ’18, ’21
West Hartford, Connecticut

Valisha Graves ’81
Brooklyn, New York

Walter Harrison
Hartford, Connecticut

Russell C. Hearn ’01
Dallas, Texas

Kathy Hoffman P’13
Avon, Connecticut

Christopher M. Houlihan P’05
New York, New York

Bob Byrne ’72
Incline Village, Nevada

Andrew Kotchen ’90, P’22
Irvington, New York

Ken Landis P’16
New York, New York

Dan Hostetter ’88, P’21, 22
Boston, Massachusetts

James Michel P’12, ’17
Bloomfield, Connecticut

Tracy Orr O’Keefe ’85
Westfield, New Jersey

Jackson W. Robinson ’60
Trustee Emeritus
Boston, Massachusetts

Ali R. Salehi P’12
Westfield, Massachusetts

Monica Shay P’18, ’20
Southborough, Massachusetts

Hope G. Smith P’12
Locust Valley, New York
Daniel R. Tisch ’69, P’02
Trustee Emeritus
New York, New York

Michael Tisch ’02
New York, New York

Mary-Jo Toczydlowski P’17, ’17
North Granby, Connecticut

John M. Tremaine ’66, P’94, ’03
Trustee Emeritus
New Canaan, Connecticut

Suzy Vogler P’11
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Jeffrey White ’65
Westport, Connecticut
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